The Naked Emperor

11 January 2008

First Semi Occasional Contest

As anyone who knows me will tell you, I love music. I used to play it, and have been approached to take up the guitar again. I often toy with the idea, promising I'll be serious about it again.

But I only like good music. From classical to '60's (including 1860's) to current.

Yet, sadly, I occasionally have a very bad song stuck in my head. Thenakedempress reports this same phenomenon.

So tonight, just for fun, we'll start a Worst Song Contest.

The rules are simple.

1) It must have been popular. No songs by your cousin's uncle's neighbor.

2) It must be truly bad, nonsensical and/or really annoying.

3) Just overplayed songs don't count. (Sorry Frampton and Zeppelin)

4) It must get stuck in your head all too annoyingly often.

My current nominees:

"MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris (Someone left my cake out in the rain? WTF?)

And my honorable mention goes to Elvis for "In the Ghetto" Maybe it's all the years at the ER, but this song arrives in my head with annoying regularity.

Thenakedempress' Nominees:

"Having my Baby" by Paul Anka

"Only Women Bleed" by Alice Cooper is her honorable mention (or DIShonorable mention).

Unfortunately, when Thenakedempress gets one of these stuck in her head, she insists on "sharing". She's got a great voice, but sometimes her choice of material just sucks.

We encourage all of my loyal hundre....doz.....er, ones of readers to submit their unfavorite songs.

No, there is no prize. But maybe at least we'll have something different pissing us off.

until later,

The Naked Emperor

7 Comments:

At January 12, 2008 at 2:35 PM, Blogger Courtenay said...

Hmm.... most annoying song, eh?
I would like to nominate Los Del Rio "Macarena" and for honorable mention I'll have to go with Wham! "Wake me up before you go-go"

 
At January 12, 2008 at 3:06 PM, Blogger .....CLIFFORD said...

"Viva, Viagra."

Another (from an earlier day - the late 70's - when really bad songs covered the land) is "Escape", a.k.a. The "Do You Like Pina Coladas" song.

 
At January 12, 2008 at 4:17 PM, Blogger Matthew said...

Hooked On A Feeling Blue Swede

 
At January 13, 2008 at 10:52 AM, Blogger .....CLIFFORD said...

"Oh, Ricki" by Toni Basil.

 
At January 16, 2008 at 7:44 PM, Anonymous Mary said...

Okay,
what the fu*% is "Whiter Shade of Pale" about!!!
Porcol Harum (along with HUNDREDS of remakes)

Why do we insist on remaking it over and over.
And why does Winn Dixie sneak it onto their muzak playing list. It is insidious- as the miller told his tale. . .that her face just turned a ghostly. . . ahhh...

It's so soothing and so classical and so completely nonsensical, and yet I can't help but think they are somehow talking about sex.

 
At January 28, 2008 at 5:34 PM, Anonymous Rick in AZ said...

When this happens around my house, my wife just starts singing "It's a Small World After All" from Disney. A couple of verses will immediately clear your head of reasonable thought.

 
At June 22, 2008 at 7:07 PM, Blogger Brian H said...

"Purple People Eater". Before your time, I know.

Oh, and mary, it's "Procol Harum", not Porcal. No sows involved.

 

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